ATV stolen from nonprofit horse ranch in Brush Prairie

Vehicle was used to haul hay and do farm chores at Silver Buckle Ranch

By Patty Hastings, Columbian breaking news reporter

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photoThis 2006 Polaris ATV was taken from Silver Buckle Ranch in Brush Prairie overnight, sometime between Wednesday and Thursday. The man riding the ATV is not a suspect.

An all-terrain vehicle was stolen from a nonprofit horse ranch in Brush Prairie over New Year’s Day.

A 2006 Polaris ATV was stolen sometime during the night between Wednesday and Thursday at Silver Buckle Ranch, 11611 N.E. 152nd Ave. The olive green vehicle, which was donated to the ranch, had a dump bed and was used to haul hay and do farm chores.

Silver Buckle works with youth to promote rodeo events and horsemanship.

The thieves apparently broke into the hay barn by breaking a lock and hasp, according to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office. Investigators don’t know if the ATV was driven or hauled away on a trailer. A battery charger and extension cord were also stolen, the ranch said on its Facebook page.

The ATV’s vehicle identification number was entered into the National Crime Information Center.

Anyone with information on the ATV’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or Deputy Robin Yakhour at 360-397-6008, extension 5451, and reference case No. S14-56.